A 20-BORE PERCUSSION SINGLE-SHOT SPORTING-RIFLE, UNSIGNED, no visible serial number,
circa 1770 with later conversion to percussion, in the white 31 1/2in. swamped octagonal barrel, dove-tailed fore-sight, elevating drift adjustable rear-sightflorally engraved snail to the breech-block with integral top-tang, flat border engraved lock of flint form with pointed tail, walnut half-stock with chequered panel at wrist also bearing a nickel shield-shaped escutcheon marked 'H.B. 1845' (possibly the date of conversion), carved raised cheek-piece with carved floral detail, brass furniture including engraved and moulded heel-plate, raised lower tang with broad engraved trigger guard bow, pierced ribbon sideplate, ramrod throat and nose=cap, double set triggers, iron swivels and replacement brass tipped ramrod
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